May’s best tech: Garmin apps, tyres that money can’t buy, and more (video)

We pick out our favourite products from the last month of testing
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At Cycling Weekly we’re lucky enough to get to test some of the best tech the cycling world has to offer. From the most cutting edge products to the tried and trusted old favourites. Here are our favourites for May.

Sportful Fiandre Light NoRain SS – £95

Sportful Fiandre Light NoRain SS

Neither a jersey nor a jacket and with no pockets at the back, we weren’t quite sure what to make of the Sportful Fiandre Light NoRain SS when it first landed in the office. And after months of testing we’re no closer to deciding whether it is a jersey or a jacket, but whatever it is, it’s absolutely great.

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It’s great for most days between February and May, being windproof on the front, breathable on the back, and water-repellent all over, protection that will keep you dry even when riding through a couple of hours of persistent rain.

Continental Competition Pro Ltd tyres – money can’t buy

merida scultura disc continental pro ltd 28mm tyre

Continental GP4000 tyres might have won every tyre test in the history of tyre tests, but it’s still not the choice of the pros. Instead they go for tyres that aren’t available to mere mortals like us: the Continental Competition Pro Ltd tyres.

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These tyres, which aren’t available to buy, have a similar construction to the standard Continental Competition tubular tyres, but with a latex inner tube meaning that they are lighter and smoother to ride. And the tyres shown here, being designed for the rigours of Paris-Roubaix, are even more special, coming with reinforced sidewalls for added puncture protection.

Edco Albis wheelset – £1399.99

Edco Albis wheelset

Edco might not be the most familiar wheel brand to those of us in the UK, but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t make great wheels. And these Edco Albis wheels are some absolute crackers.

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We’ve been riding them for a couple of months now and they’re still running straight and true, while the braking surface is very impressive, even in the wet. At £1399.99, they’re certainly not cheap, but there are much more expensive wheels out there that don’t offer as much for the price.

My Edge Garmin app – Free

garmin edge 520 my edge speedometer app

If you think your Garmin’s display is a little bit boxy and boring, then you need to head over to the Garmin Connect IQ app store and download the My Edge app, that turns your Garmin Edge 1000, Edge Explore 1000 and Edge 520 into a classic speedometer.

Scott Foil Premium – £8,999

scott foil premium

Yes, it may be nine grand, but the Scott Foil is one of the best bikes on the market right now and probably justifies that huge pricetag. As you’d expect it’s fast, light, and stiff, but unusually for an aero bike it’s comfortable too.

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We’ve taken this top-end model on a few fairly epic rides, not really what it’s designed for, but it was always a pleasure to ride, soaking up long miles as well as it tore through the corners when put through its paces in a crit.